History & Biography Book Group
Wednesday, November 01 at 5:30 p.m.
Home of Patricia Molumby, 507 East Capitol Street, SE. Two steps to front door.
Bellevue Hospital, on New York City`s East Side, occupies a colorful, horrifying
place in the public imagination: a den of mangled crime victims, vicious psychopaths,
and exotic disease sufferers. In his book "Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine
and Mayhem," David Oshinsky chronicles its history, beginning as an alms house in
1738, and charts the rise of New York City and the path of American medicine as it
evolved to become a professional and scientific endeavor.
Reservations required, 12 places taken, 1 available.
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